The ramshackle ferry-boat was firmly wedged in a dry-dock of ice on the western side of the Missouri.
A dry-dock is usually constructed with gates, to admit or shut out the tide.
Dummy port-holes are fixed to the sides of the dry-dock for the purpose of lighting up the interior of the engine-room.
There's a lot of you who will have to go into dry-dock before long and get patched up.
Before us was the floating battery, which was formerly the New Orleans dry-dock.
All of them had been killed except one or two who were in dry-dock for repairs.
The old Constitution, rightly deserving the attention of the government, was put in dry-dock to be thoroughly overhauled.
True, her bottom is coppered and you dry-dock her every year; but that's an expense.
A lead keel is then screwed to the wooden keel, and when this is done the dry-dock can be launched.
Some of you dry-dock conservative ducks would have let it go by, but papa is nothing if not adventurous.